Wednesday, 25 August 2010

beads, beads.. and more beads!

Hi everyone!

Kaia left for Florida (and her first day of high school!!!) over the weekend and I was a very sad bunny indeed :'( Before she left she asked if I could make her a key necklace with the above key and, unable to say no to her adorable face, I let her choose a ribbon and put it together. Isn't it lovely? The ribbon is by the wonderful Diane of Sowzere Designs and it couldn't be prettier! The colours are so gorgeous and the way they flow into each other.. well, it makes me sigh with delight, that's for sure :)

I've also been making TONS of beads lately. Creating new beads, keeping up with orders AND making beads for the upcoming Big Bead Show is, literally, more than a full-time job! Above are some of my latest creations and some old favourites, too. As always, if you like what you see, feel free to check out my by keiara webshop and my by keiara Etsy shop. I have lots and lots of glassy goodies to choose from!

This is a set of spacers I made for a lovely customer who prefers dainty beads. I'm happy to report she is absolutely over the moon with them and is already requesting more in the near future :) Although I rarely make frit beads, or spacers for that matter, I LOVE the look of them. It was a real treat to make these and string them all together.

Here is a pair of my Twilight Kooky Owls in the micro size. These little guys are an astonishingly small 11mm tall! They are among the smallest sculptural beads I make and although they are VERY difficult to make, they make me smile to no end :)

More bead orders from yesterday. Oh, yes, it was a looooooong day at the torch :)

And on to the important stuffs!! After reading about the program, hearing so much about it and also having had cancer touch my family, I decided to donate some beads to the Beads of Courage program. Please have a look and, if you're a glass artist, donate some beads. You don't need me to tell you that putting a smile on the face of a child battling a serious illness is more than worth the effort ;)

I hope you're all having a wonderful day!



Tricia said...

I love the itty bitty owls! How long does it take you to make a sculptural bead!?

Jane said...

Wow you really have been busy Keiara and they are gorgeous beads as always. Sorry your baby has gone back to Florida now, I am sure though that you made sure you had a fab time together when she was here. What a good idea the beads of courage is, a most worthy cause.
Love Jane x

Roswitha said...

Always beautiful beads, I love these little owles so much, they look so cute.

Greetings Roswitha

Anonymous said...

Hi Keiara! Your cupcakes and kitties are my two weaknesses, but the wonderfully colorful spacer beads are just beautiful. It's no wonder she's wanting more. :)


Marjorie said...

Love those Spacer beads Sweetness! All Goodies are Yummy btw. =)

Big *HUGS, LOVE, SMOOCHES and more HUGS*, yes I Know: it isn't going to make it Better but it may Help a bit. ;) Mx

by keiara - lampwork beads said...

Tricia: Thanks! It depends on the bead but anywhere from about 15 mins to 2+ hours!! Sculptural beads are tons of fun.. but very time consuming!

Jane: Thanks, honey :) I've been wanting to donate to them for awhile now. I'm glad I finally did it!

Roswitha: Thanks so much!

Lori: Thanks, sweetie! More cupcakes coming your way soon!

M: Thanks, lovely :) Hugs, smooches and love back to you!! xox

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Hi! My name is keiara and I'm a native Floridian currently living in Folkestone, England. I am a hot glass and jewellery artist and I'm passionate about what I do! I love to 'talk shop' so feel free to contact me. Thanks for stopping by!